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igus® Ltd.

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Northampton, NN4 7PW

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Tech up, & Cost down now with xiros® plastic ball bearings

Determine your personal savings potential NOW*

*Whether we are talking about savings in terms of time or money spent on installation, selection, design etc., or about technical improvement in the form of ease of installation, durability etc., if we are unable to show you any savings or technical improvement, we will recommend an alternative solution.

Tech up, Cost down with xiros® plastic ball bearings

Cost down

Cost down

Always the most cost-effective ball bearing that can be relied on to do its job.
With xiros ball bearings from igus.

Just enough engineering. The best ball bearing does not have to be the most expensive.
Very quickly find the ball bearing with the best price/performance ratio for your application.


Service life calculation for xiros® ball bearings



Calculate service life quickly and easily online

In just a few minutes, you can find out how long our plastic ball bearings will last in your application - then choose the ball bearings with the best price/performance ratio. Individually designed for your application.  

Calculate the service life now

▲ Tech up


Do without lubricants completely

For metal ball bearings, lubrication is essential as they otherwise rust quickly and become deformed during use. Our xiros plastic bearings don't need a single drop of lubricant. As a result, our ball bearings win marks for quietness of operation as they do not have to overcome the resistance of the lubricant and are set in motion with a considerably lower breakaway torque.

Maintenance-free dry operation thanks to xiros rotary ball connections
xiros® ball bearings are lubrication-free
Corrosion-free xiros® plastic ball bearings


Corrosion? No, thank you!

Plastic ball bearings have a crucial advantage over those made of metal: they are 100% corrosion-resistant. Even when used in corrosive environments, xiros plastic ball bearings always operate quietly and have a long service life - completely without maintenance.

1:1 replacement of a metal ball bearing in extruder rollers

Save up to 50% weight

Metal ball bearings are robust - and heavy. For many applications, xiros plastic ball bearings are a perfect alternative as they are lightweight, reliable and durable. Plastic ball bearings are often used in the automotive industry and aerospace engineering. Wherever low weight is important, our light plastic ball bearings are ideal.

xiros fulfils high weight requirements
Weight saving of up to 50%

▼ Cost down

Up to 50% more cost-effective than metal ball bearings


Up to just under 50% more cost-effective than comparable solutions made of metal

Our plastic ball bearings stand out from their metal counterparts not only due to formers' technical advantages such as the absence of lubrication and freedom from corrosion but also because they are up to around 50% more cost-effective.

xiros deep groove ball bearings convince when costs are compared

Do you need further cost comparisons for your metal, plastic or ceramic ball bearings in order to identify the potential for savings? We advise you! It's our job!


∎ Smooth operation decisive

"Decisive for us here is the smooth running of the ball bearings in the guide rollers. In the past we have used metallic bearings. However, this was not smooth enough, sometimes making the complete roll stop and the label band would slip over it. “
Sören Meissner | Design Engineer for Inspection and Labelling Technology at Krones AG

Sören Meissner, Design Engineer at Krones AG


No lubrication necessary

For our ball bearings, you need not a single drop of lubricating oil. Not only our users, but also the environment profit from this. In addition, our tribologically optimised materials produce less abrasion, as a result of which less energy is needed.

Tribologically optimised plastics at igus®

Tech up. Cost down. Change now!

Change over now to xiros® plastic ball bearings


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